History Main / CueTheFlyingPigs

29th Mar '17 3:36:38 PM Trueman001
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* In 1973, London Heathrow Airport was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1zh5fSBrpo closed by a flying pig]] (see the Music folder above).

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* In 1973, On December 2 1976, London Heathrow Airport was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1zh5fSBrpo closed by a flying pig]] (see the Music folder above).
24th Mar '17 4:49:19 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'': Huey, after a number of odd schemes, fails to prevent the execution of an obviously innocent man on death row. Uncle Rukus, struck by lighting in the beginning of the episode, claims to have spoken to God and creates an televangelical craze by claiming that hatred of black people, including self-hatred, can get one to heaven. As Rukus makes the standard "may I be struck by the Lord himself" a lighting bolt strikes the microphone in his hand. The electrical blast causes a blackout moments before the electric chair for the execution is activated. This is followed by the Governor finally calling to stay the execution.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'': Huey, after a number of odd schemes, fails to prevent the execution of an obviously innocent man on death row. Uncle Rukus, struck by lighting after some sort of near death experience in the beginning of the episode, claims to have spoken to God and creates an televangelical craze by claiming that hatred of black people, including self-hatred, can get one to heaven. As Rukus makes the standard "may I be struck by the Lord himself" a lighting bolt strikes the microphone in his hand. The electrical blast causes a blackout moments before the electric chair for the execution is activated. This is followed by the Governor finally calling to stay the execution.
8th Mar '17 5:57:30 AM Trueman001
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* In 1973, London Heathrow Airport was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1zh5fSBrpo closed by a flying pig]] (see the Music folder above).
8th Mar '17 5:01:36 AM Trueman001
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* In the ''Series/ShakespeareReTold'' adaptation of {{Theatre/Macbeth}} has the prophecy be that Macbeth will be killed "when pigs fly". Cue a visit, near the end, from the Police Helicopter Squad.

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* In the ''Series/ShakespeareReTold'' adaptation of {{Theatre/Macbeth}} has {{Theatre/Macbeth}}, the prophecy be is that Macbeth will be killed "when pigs fly". Cue a visit, near the end, from the Police Helicopter Squad.
7th Mar '17 4:18:29 AM jormis29
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* One modern TV adaptation of {{Theatre/Macbeth}} has the prophecy be that Macbeth will be killed "when pigs fly". Cue a visit, near the end, from the Police Helicopter Squad.

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* One modern TV In the ''Series/ShakespeareReTold'' adaptation of {{Theatre/Macbeth}} has the prophecy be that Macbeth will be killed "when pigs fly". Cue a visit, near the end, from the Police Helicopter Squad.
7th Mar '17 3:12:44 AM Trueman001
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* One modern TV adaptation of {{Theatre/Macbeth}} has the prophecy be that Macbeth will be killed "when pigs fly". Cue a visit, near the end, from the Police Helicopter Squad.
7th Mar '17 3:05:11 AM Trueman001
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* During one of the Apollo missions, an ad for a convenience food (roast beef slices in gravy) was aired. It showed two servants working the roasting spit in a mediaeval castle kitchen, one proclaiming his dream that one day, roast beef will be available in little boxes. The other sneeringly replied "One day, a man will land on the moon!"
26th Feb '17 10:44:45 AM nombretomado
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* HunterSThompson and the Battle of Aspen. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, of which Aspen is the county seat. Folks said that the long-haired hippie-types who formed the "Freak Power" movement to elect Thompson would win when pigs flew, or some such. Thompson shaved his (already [[BaldOfAwesome balding]]) head, and began referring to the crew-cut Republican candidate as "my long-haired opponent."

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* HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson and the Battle of Aspen. Thompson ran for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, of which Aspen is the county seat. Folks said that the long-haired hippie-types who formed the "Freak Power" movement to elect Thompson would win when pigs flew, or some such. Thompson shaved his (already [[BaldOfAwesome balding]]) head, and began referring to the crew-cut Republican candidate as "my long-haired opponent."
26th Feb '17 4:41:18 AM Gimere
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-->''We see Worker 1 lounging by the pool while Worker 2 cleans it.''

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-->''We see -->''[cut to Worker 1 lounging by the a pool while Worker 2 cleans it.''it]''



* In Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', this trope appears in the backstory. Whitmore reveals to Milo that he and Milo's grandfather Thaddeus had had a [[TheBet bet]]: If Thaddeus ever found the elusive Shepherd's Journal, Whitmore would not only finance the expedition to find Atlantis, but he'd also kiss him full on the mouth. Whitmore then shows Milo a photograph of himself and Thaddeus, both looking thoroughly [[{{Squick}} squicked]] out.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', this trope appears in the backstory. Whitmore reveals to Milo that he and Milo's grandfather Thaddeus had had a [[TheBet bet]]: If Thaddeus ever found the elusive Shepherd's Journal, Whitmore would not only finance the expedition to find Atlantis, but he'd also kiss him full on the mouth. Whitmore then shows Milo a photograph of himself and Thaddeus, both looking thoroughly [[{{Squick}} squicked]] {{squick}}ed out.



* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin aligning himself with long-time ArchEnemy [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} X-Seven''.

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* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin aligning himself with long-time ArchEnemy [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} X-Seven''.



* Speaking of CM Punk, this was the general reaction when Punk made Vince apologize to him. [[HolyShitQuotient On live television]].

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* Speaking of CM Punk, this was the general reaction when Punk made Vince apologize to him. [[HolyShitQuotient On him ''on live television]].television''.



** Speaking of AJ, despite numerous rumors, reports, and even a statement from the TNA website all but confirming it as true, [[spoiler:watching him debut at the 2016 Wrestling/RoyalRumble was ''surreal'']]. Seven years ago, the idea of this ever happening was laughable to nonexistent. The fact that both he and ''Wrestling/SamoaJoe'' were in WWE at the same time only adds on to the craziness. And if not that, the fact that both were able to use their original names rather than WWE-generated trademarks.
** As of ''Backlash 2016,'' [[spoiler:he's WWE World Champion]]. Just to reiterate: the man who, once upon a time, was impossible to imagine competing in the Wrestling/RoyalRumble is now '''[[spoiler:one of the top guys in the company]]'''.

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** Speaking of AJ, despite numerous rumors, reports, and even a statement from the TNA website all but confirming it as true, [[spoiler:watching watching him debut at the 2016 Wrestling/RoyalRumble was ''surreal'']].''surreal''. Seven years ago, the idea of this ever happening was laughable to nonexistent. The fact that both he and ''Wrestling/SamoaJoe'' were in WWE at the same time only adds on to the craziness. And if not that, the fact that both were able to use their original names rather than WWE-generated trademarks.
** As of ''Backlash 2016,'' [[spoiler:he's ''Wrestling/{{Backlash}} 2016'', he's the WWE World Champion]]. Champion. Just to reiterate: the man who, once upon a time, was impossible to imagine competing in the Wrestling/RoyalRumble is now '''[[spoiler:one '''one of the top guys in the company]]'''.company'''.



* Everybody thought that CM Punk wouldn't go into detail about what happened when he left WWE back in January. Then the 27th of November happened, and [[Main/NiceJobBreakingItHero the internet exploded]].

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* Everybody thought that CM Punk wouldn't go into detail about what happened when he left WWE back in January. Then the 27th of November happened, and [[Main/NiceJobBreakingItHero the internet exploded]].exploded.



** Adding to that, for the first time ever, the WWE Divas got to headline a WWE special when the thirty minute Iron(wo)man (re)Match between Bayley and Sasha Banks was made the main event for ''Takeover: Respect''. If ''Brooklyn'' hadn't sent the pigs sailing, this sure as hell did.

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** Adding to that, for the first time ever, the WWE Divas got to headline a WWE special when the thirty minute Iron(wo)man (re)Match between Bayley and Sasha Banks was made the main event for ''Takeover: Respect''. If ''Brooklyn'' hadn't sent the pigs sailing, this that sure as hell did.
18th Jan '17 2:41:40 PM margdean56
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* There was a children's book by Valerie Coulman about this trope called-you guessed it!-"When Pigs Fly".

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* There was a children's book by Valerie Coulman about this trope called-you called--you guessed it!-"When it!--"When Pigs Fly".



* In ''Literature/JulietDoveQueenOfLove'', Juliet is asked if she'll recite a poem at their town's annual Valentine's Day Poetry Jam, and responds with "When rats fly!" A few days later, the talking rats Roxanne and Jerome wake up with wings (ItMakesSenseInContext - they'd become temporary avatars of Cupid's power), and Juliet does indeed wind up reciting a poem at the Poetry Jam.

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* In ''Literature/JulietDoveQueenOfLove'', Juliet is asked if she'll recite a poem at their town's annual Valentine's Day Poetry Jam, and responds with "When rats fly!" A few days later, the talking rats Roxanne and Jerome wake up with wings (ItMakesSenseInContext - -- they'd become temporary avatars of Cupid's power), and Juliet does indeed wind up reciting a poem at the Poetry Jam.
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